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ANTICIPATING ENCYCLICAL #3:
THE B16-RATZINGER BOOK PARADE



'CARITAS IN VERITATE' has been on the ordering catalogs of Amazon and the Catholic Company with the certainty that it is coming out soon:



And while we're at it, here are the titles of books and booklets on papal texts published by the Vatican publishing house in the first half of 2009:

June 2009:

The first three tiles are papal texts on the priesthood, and the fourth is an artistic edition of his catecheses on St. Paul.


May 2009:

The fourth book in this line-up is not a B16 book - it's teh 1009 Annuario Pontificio, the Vatican directory that lists all the members of the Catholic hiearchy and the Vatican administration, starting with the Pope, by name, position and title.

March-April 2009:



January-February 2009:

The first book that does not carry a title on its cover is a compendium of the Pope's Liturgical Celebrations in 2008.



And his latest titles in the Ignatius Press catalog:





LEV, the Vatican publishing house, has this full-page ad in the 6/22/09 issue of Avvenire, for "The Good bread of our faith", the 2009 Lenten spiritual exercises for the Pope and the Roman Curia written by Cardinal Francis Arinze.

"A book on encounters between Christ and his disciples. Reflections for all priests on the year dedicated to them"


It's hard to imagine any other living writer today - or at any time, for that matter who has a catalog of new releases with so many titles!

[Edited by TERESA BENEDETTA 6/23/2009 1:06 PM]